New Hampshire Enacts Law Requiring Disclosure of Non-Compete Restrictions

By: Bob Shea Effective July 14, 2012, employers in New Hampshire must disclose any “non-compete” or “non-piracy” agreement to an employee or potential employee prior to making an offer of employments or an offer of change in job classification. Under RSA 275:70, if an employer fails to provide the employee or potential employee with a …

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MA Transgender Equal Rights Law Becomes Effective July 1st

By: Bob Shea Last November Massachusetts enacted legislation to protect transgender people from discrimination in employment, housing, mortgage loans and credit. The law goes into effect on July 1, 2012. Entitled “An Act Relative to Gender Identity,” and also referred to as the “Transgender Equal Rights Law,” the law amends the state non-discrimination laws to …

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Bob Shea Quoted in Boston Globe Article

On March 7th, the Boston Globe published an article on a class-action lawsuit being brought against the City of Boston and Boston Taxi fleet owners by two cab drivers. The plaintiffs believe they are being wrongly classified as independent contractors instead of employees and therefore failing to pay minimum wages and overtime, and forcing them to cover expenses associated with …

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